We have been asked by the Inland Empire Fly Fishing Club to contribute to the Wild Steelhead Coalition's effort to purchase 8 acres of land just 2.5 miles west of the mouth of this great river. This property offers excellent river frontage and access.
The Coalition will become the temporary owner until WDFW sets up the property as ermanent public camping.
A private owner has offered this parcel to be developed as a public camping site before considering a much more lucrative sale for other purposes.
WSC has put down nonrefundable earnest money set to expire at the end of this month. The property sale price is $25K, with an additional $5K allotted to environmental studies and real estate fees. IEFFC will fund an additional real estate attorney review of this transaction.
Our Board was aware of this situation and was considering offering $3K if $27K had already been allocated.
The majority of the Board has affirmed this contribution and we had hoped to present the details in our upcoming members meeting on 11/21 for their approval.
Yesterday, I was informed that the deal is ready to be consummated, if we help WSC with the remaining funds.
As President, I have decided to direct our Treasurer to go ahead and send the funds to WSC, anticipating that our membership would likely approve, even if only with a slim majority. Our customary review process is a bit more cumbersome than this particular transaction could afford.
An opportunity to ask more questions about this or to throw a couple of rotten tomatoes will be afforded each of you at the next session, listed above. Please attend.